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Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force

The county of Santa Cruz and the cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville have begun a study of future garbage disposal options. Future disposal options under consideration include a new landfill in Santa Cruz County, transfer of refuse to landfills in other communities outside of Santa Cruz County, composting, and emerging waste conversion technologies.  This on-going process includes identifying and studying various sites across our county for construction of these facilities. These studies are being conducted by the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works, under direction of the Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force.

Local Task Force Members

Upcoming Meetings

2017 Meetings

Thursday, March 2, 2017: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Capitola, Council Chambers

Thursday, June 1, 2017: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Watsonville, Council Chambers - Agenda

Thursday, September 7, 2017: 3:00 - 5:00 pm 
County of Santa Cruz, Board Chambers

Thursday, December 7, 2017: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Room

2016 Meetings

Thursday, December 1, 2016: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Room

Thursday, September 1, 2016: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
County of Santa Cruz Board Chambers Agenda

Thursday, December 1, 2016: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Santa Cruz Auditorium, Tony Hill Room

Buena Vista Location

1231 Buena Vista Drive
Watsonville, CA

(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5154

Santa Cruz County Landfill
Open Monday - Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

HHW Information Line
(831) 454-2606

Ben Lomond Location 

(1 Mile North of Glen Arbor Rd)
9835 Newell Creek Road
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 336-3951

Santa Cruz County
Transfer Station
Open Monday - Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thursday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Other Household Hazardous Waste 

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility
Open every Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

(3 miles north of Santa Cruz city limits off Hwy 1)
605 Dimeo Lane
Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 420-6270

Santa Cruz County
Solid Waste & Recycling
Main Office

701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 454-2160

Email Public Works

Kasey Kolassa
Recycling and Solid Waste
Services Manager

Tim Goncharoff
Integrated Waste Management
Programs Coordinator

Beau Hawksford
ZeroWaste Administrative Analyst

Mike Torrecillas
Operations Superintendent

Lisa Fusco
Cashiering Facilities Supervisor